Engineers in Concert Highlights Students’ Musical, Dance Talent

Monday, March 12, 2018
Students playing instruments in the Rose-Hulman orchestra

This year’s Engineers in Concert will feature students performing a variety of musical and dance acts in groups and as soloists on the Hatfield Hall stage. This is the 38th year for the show.

A kaleidoscope of musicians, singers and dancers will showcase the many talents of Rose-Hulman students in this year’s Engineers in Concert on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Hatfield Hall. The event, in its 38th year, is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

The concert band, directed by Julie Dugger, will perform John Williams’ “The March from ‘1941,’” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee,” and Itaru Sakai’s “The Seventh Night of July.” “Flight of the Bumblebee” will feature senior mechanical engineering student Matthew Birch as a marimba soloist.

Other student groups performing will be the chorus, directed by Steven Newman; the Rose-Hulman Dance Company and swing dance club; and RHIThm, an acapella group, performing “White Winter Hymnal,” made popular by Pentatonix.

Vocalists being featured will be junior software engineering major Jake Evans, performing “When I Fall In Love” by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics); sophomore mechanical engineering student Sydney Larson singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the Broadway musical “Les Misérables”; and sophomore chemical engineering and chemistry double major Amol Agarwal singing James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” with sophomore chemical engineering student Corey Vincent playing guitar.

Pianist Hannah Spiegel, a senior mechanical engineering student, and cellist Paige Bateman, a senior chemical engineering and mathematics student, will perform “Home,” an arrangement made popular by the Piano Guys. Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Sonata for Two Flutes Op. 2, No. 2” will be presented by flutist Rebecca Kramer, a freshman civil engineering major, and oboe player Jonathan Myers, a freshman biomedical engineering major.

A brass ensemble performing selections from Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures from an Exhibition” will feature trumpet players Viktor Blesic, a sophomore physics student, and Adam Finer, a senior computer science and mathematics student, along with trombone player Mitchell Schmidt, a sophomore computer science major. They will be joined by French horn player Lindsey Alumbaugh, a freshman biomedical engineering student, and tuba player Santiago Lopez, a sophomore civil engineering major.

“Rose-Hulman’s student body has a wide range of interests, including the performing arts,” says concert coordinator Bradley Burchett, a mechanical engineering professor. “Our students never cease to amaze me with the breadth and depth of talent they demonstrate each year.”

Norm Hanson, director of the jazz band and string ensembles, will serve as the show’s master of ceremonies.
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